#478 - Kit Chellel - The Wild Hijacking Of A $100 Million Supertanker


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Kit Chellel is a senior reporter at Bloomberg news, an investigative journalist and an author.

The Brilliante Virtuoso was a Suezmax Supertanker. The largest class of ship that can go through the Suez Canal. It had a million barrels of oil on it and was supposed to be escorted by a security team. It was hijacked and burned by Somali pirates, nothing was stolen and the owners claimed $100 million for insurance.

The British investigator is killed overseas, a Greek millionaire threatens people in court and no one can work out what's happened or how to discover who has committed the crimes. And that's just where the story starts...


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